Author and politics

It is difficult to write avoiding politics entirely. But I feel foolish when I find myself talking about politics in my work. I feel if I will be ridiculed for the same. But I see an interview often, where the work of a writer is almost totally ignored and only his political opinions are discussed.
I wonder if the people tend to like an author who most closely confirms to their political prejudices. The pressure becomes immense for the authors to take a side and have a constituency, if not readership.


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